Stefanie Powers is playing the role of ‘Joanne’ in Jerry Mitchell’s original Broadway-bound production of Gotta Dance.
Jerry Mitchell will direct and choreograph the production which begins it’s pre-Broadway run in Chicago from December 13th.
The new musical is based on a documentary following a senior-citizen dance team as they prepare to perform a hip-hop dance routine at a high profile basketball game. The original film maker Dori Bertinstein will act as a producer for the show along with former Dreamworks Animation executive, Bill Damaschke.
Click here for Baz Bamigboye’s column Dec 4th “My eyes are on stalks because the actress is 73 ( being our very own Stefanie Powers) and she’s doing a workout performers half her age would struggle with. That’s almost the point of the musical Gotta Dance, which its director Jerry Mitchell jokingly calls ‘A Chorus Line, for seniors’.”
Click here for a clip of the cast & Jerry Mitchell in the rehearsal studio.